Philip Anselmo Shares Vulnerability While Recalling Pantera’s ‘I’m Broken’ – Exclusive Video
We’re rollin’ out more exclusive video from your pal Philip Anselmo. In celebration of Pantera‘s ‘Far Beyond Driven’ hitting its 20-year landmark, we’ve been premiering videos of Anselmo giving in-depth insight on the record’s many songs. In this post, the legendary singer covers ‘I’m Broken.’
‘I’m Broken’ was so incredibly important in boiling over fan excitement for ‘Far Beyond Driven.’ As the album’s first single, ‘I’m Broken,’ was revealed a week before Pantera’s seventh full-length hit shelves and the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 list.
‘I’m Broken’ features one of ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott‘s greatest guitar riffs, along with a rare “cry for help” from vocalist Philip Anselmo, who has long suffered from debilitating back issues. “This is right when I started feeling the pain in my lower back, and it felt scary,” says Anselmo. “I think this is one of the first times in my life, man, that I had this thing called ‘vulnerability’ kick in, and that was a very uncomfortable feeling.”
Anselmo adds, “I think that was really my first glimpse into kind of screaming to the world, ‘F—ing… I am broken! Somebody f—ing help me here!'”
Phil goes into further gut-wrenching detail about his physical ailment, so be sure to check out this rare take from Pantera’s legendary singer above. Stay tuned for more exclusive ‘Far Beyond Driven’ videos coming at you all week.
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